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Iraq immigrant gets 34-year prison term
A Glendale man who fatally ran down his daughter and seriously injured a former family friend wept with regret on Friday, then was sentenced to more than three decades in prison.
Faleh Hassan Al-Maleki, found guilty in the killing of his 20-year-old daughter Noor, will serve 34 1/2 years. "This does not have to do with honor," Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roland Steinle said. "This has to do with a man, his narcissism, his mean-spiritedness, his inability to forgive. He was driven to kill his daughter because it suited his purpose."
The case drew international attention after authorities said Al-Maleki, an Iraqi immigrant, deliberately ran down his daughter in October 2009 because he believed she did not adhere to traditional cultural values and brought shame to her family.
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